The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) requires many companies, including Micron, to disclose on their websites the efforts they take to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. SB 657 requires disclosures regarding verification, auditing, certification, internal accountability and training. This statement is also made under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
This statement sets out the steps Micron has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business.
Micron's core business philosophy is to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism. In August 2008, Micron joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition, now known as the Responsible Business Alliance. The RBA is comprised of leading electronics industry companies that have joined together to promote responsible working conditions, ethical business practices, and environmental stewardship globally throughout the electronics industry supply chain. RBA members adhere to a common RBA Code of Conduct, which addresses supply chain performance expectations for labor, health and safety, environmental practices, ethics and management systems. The RBA Code of Conduct includes a commitment to Freely Chosen Employment.
Micron and its subsidiaries expect suppliers to comply with the Micron and RBA codes regardless of local business practices or social customs, and as may be requested by Micron, to demonstrate adherence to those codes. We believe that our suppliers' compliance with the codes reduces the risks of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain.
For more information on the RBA and to view the RBA Code of Conduct, visit http://www.responsiblebusiness.org.
Micron provides major suppliers and certain other categories of suppliers with a questionnaire, and requires their participation and answers. Upon receipt and review of the questionnaire, if any answers appear to be unacceptable, Micron further investigates the supplier.
Micron reserves the right to audit its suppliers. Micron has not engaged third parties to conduct audits. However, some of our suppliers have been audited by third parties retained by other RBA member companies.
Audits are typically announced prior to being conducted.
Micron’s standard terms and conditions require compliance with all applicable laws, including laws against slavery or human trafficking.
Micron requires all team members and contractors to follow the standards and principals set forth in Micron’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as well as the Code of Conduct of the RBA. Team members who fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action and contractors who fail to comply may be dropped from Micron's supply chain.
Micron provides managers and its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with knowledge and information regarding Micron’s requirements, including RBA compliance.